02 Oct Bringing the Med to Pimlico
Mediterranean restaurant Omar’s Place in Pimlico opened earlier this year after the shell of a Victorian corner pub was given a substantial makeover.
Diespeker terrazzo became a key element in the design of the venue; the curves of the terrazzo bar echo the creative concept by design studio Sella Concept to use the circular shape of the sun as inspiration for the restaurant’s identity along with tones of the earth.
The design team chose a standard plus terrazzo design for the tables and bar counter to meld perfectly with an earthy, Mediterranean theme that includes terracotta walls and wooden floors, to achieve a warm and welcoming ambience.
Standard plus TE074 combines orange, brown, cream and green in a sage-green base. The brief, however, called for a 4 metre, curved bar without joints. Cue Diespeker’s bespoke team. The terrazzo design was recreated as a moulded single piece in the factory.
Another unusual feature of the bar is a triple arc to the frontage, reflecting the wall feature scalloped timber slats. This seductively curved façade highlights the sweeping camber of the surfaced.
Omar’s Place is the concept of Egyptian-born Omar Shabaan, whose family are well established in the world of hospitality. The Mediterranean menu has been devised by chef Vicente Fortea from Mallorca, drawing on his experience of Spanish coastal cuisine.
Photography by Nicholas Worley.